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Cowbell – Original Cider

Cowbell – Original Cider

Cider Profile:

Name: Cowbell – Original Cider
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Cowbell Brewing
Type: Apple – Commercial
Location of Brewing: Blyth, ON
ABV: 5.0%
Website Link: cowbellbrewing.com
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Cowbell Brewery retail and online store
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Hazy, rustic straw yellow
Carbonation: Small, streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell:  Light smell. Slightly funky and earthy/grassy
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Light, but fleshy unfiltered pulpy apple.  Sweet and smooth with slight green apple notes. Slight baking spice notes
After Taste: Becomes slightly pulpy and thicker. Very little peel notes that linger with clean elements.
On ice:  Less spiced and slightly more watered down.

Additional Notes:  Cowbell Brewing’s Original  Fresh Pressed Cider is a unique offering, that’s pulpy, slightly thicker, and with a little bit of green apple notes.  It has a nice, smooth apple that’s very fresh and fleshy.  Smooth comes to mind, with almost a bit of bright citrus notes in the aftertaste. Sweet but not sugary and a concentrated apple flavour. Drinks like a lager a bit. Commercially-oriented with a broad appeal to some cider enthusiasts as well. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Somersby – Apple
More Sour – Duxbury – Heritage 1650
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Draught Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury – Road Apples

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